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#21 IPBSupport.de

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:15 AM

We never had that option before, why was it added now? Tabbing between locations on a web page is standard accessibility functionality, and should be restored.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:42 AM

That's an easy one.. if you are typing in anything in ckeditor that requires a tab the old approach tabbed out of the editor. Our heavy programmer-laden forum is chock full of people writing code blocks that necessitate the tab key. For an editor, it should absolutely be there.


Speaking as a programmer myself, I would rather it went back to the old way. I don't write code in this editor, I paste code from other sources here that already have tabs in them. Even if your statement meant to imply that all programmers like the tab key doing the opposite of what browsers design it to do, not everyone who uses IP.Board is a programmer. I'd hate to see IPS get into any issues over the accessibility problems this change causes.

I find myself having to use the old editor most of the time because frankly I think a lot of the things like this tab functionality regression to be a pain with this new editor. It's just a shame that switching back to the old editor makes us lose all of the buttons. I'd at least like to be able to insert bbcode as actual bbcode tags by clicking a button rather than have to type them out all of the time, but I have to type them, because the CKEditor makes things too cumbersome.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:47 AM

Speaking as a programmer myself, I would rather it went back to the old way. I don't write code in this editor, I paste code from other sources here that already have tabs in them. Even if your statement meant to imply that all programmers like the tab key doing the opposite of what browsers design it to do, not everyone who uses IP.Board is a programmer. I'd hate to see IPS get into any issues over the accessibility problems this change causes.

I find myself having to use the old editor most of the time because frankly I think a lot of the things like this tab functionality regression to be a pain with this new editor. It's just a shame that switching back to the old editor makes us lose all of the buttons. I'd at least like to be able to insert bbcode as actual bbcode tags by clicking a button rather than have to type them out all of the time, but I have to type them, because the CKEditor makes things too cumbersome.

^^Signed, sealed, agreed.... this.... both points... i hit tab, i darn well expect to be moved to the next tabindex.... not have this silly editor make 4 spaces for me.... and... jeez louise... can we have functional STE again this year?
I've been stuck with RTE... simply because i utterly refuse to type out the bbcodes when i type code all day every day ANYWAY....
It is supremely evil, and mangles code... and don't dare try to swap mid-edit... :rofl:
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:31 AM

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:34 AM

Great work, Matt! :thumbsup:
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:46 AM

^^Signed, sealed, agreed.... this.... both points... i hit tab, i darn well expect to be moved to the next tabindex.... not have this silly editor make 4 spaces for me.... and... jeez louise... can we have functional STE again this year?
I've been stuck with RTE... simply because i utterly refuse to type out the bbcodes when i type code all day every day ANYWAY....
It is supremely evil, and mangles code... and don't dare try to swap mid-edit... :rofl:


Now I've restored normal tabbing, do you promise to write full sentences with the occasional new line? ;)
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:47 AM

Now I've restored normal tabbing, do you promise to write full sentences with the occasional new line? :wink:

Don't agree to this Marcher. Your posts account for 84% of the entertainment on this forum.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:48 AM

But....he.....must....have...gone....through....so...many......full stop...keys

Actually, that takes ages typing that many dots.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:50 AM

But....he.....must....have...gone....through....so...many......full stop...keys

Actually, that takes ages typing that many dots.

It's just a tribute to his remarkable patience and talent. If he stops now then we might never see another entertaining moment like Marcher talking to himself.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:11 AM

It's just a tribute to his remarkable patience and talent. If he stops now then we might never see another entertaining moment like Marcher talking to himself.

.... What can I say to this? I'm just a tad bit off the wall, are we not all in some fashion?

Now I've restored normal tabbing, do you promise to write full sentences with the occasional new line? :wink:

I can make the full-fledged attempt :).

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:19 AM

Never change. :laugh:

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:58 AM

Now I've restored normal tabbing

...is it just me or is it tabbing to the search box?

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:03 PM

The problem is that you then lose the ability to TAB text in the text editor.

Is it really so hard to hit space 4 times?

Is it just me or is it tabbing to the search box?

It is...... which is truly odd, the editor has a tabindex of 2, post has a tabindex of 1, more reply options has a tabindex of 0.
That search form has a tabindex of 6.... now I am quite interested to know how it is doing that trick.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:15 PM

...is it just me or is it tabbing to the search box?

LOL yes, now TAB goeing to the search box...
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#35 Rimi

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:21 PM

Marcher go back to incomplete sentences until Matt fixes this.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:30 PM

Marcher go back to incomplete sentences until Matt fixes this.

-.-... I seriously need to hold onto my Post button until the thought is not only completely formed, but fully considered if I have become a source of entertainment.
I am more intelligent than my typed words sometimes make me seem, my brain simply goes along faster than I am able to type.
I am not amused.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:34 PM

Sorry. I was just teasing. My apologies Marcher, I know you to be quite intelligent. :)
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:53 PM

Alt + Tab works for me in Chrome on OSX.

ALT+Tab in Winders switches between programs. Obviously MacOS is awkward. :smile:

Sorry. I was just teasing. My apologies Marcher, I know you to be quite intelligent. :smile:

Yes, he's quite intelligent. At least when he's not disagreeing with me. :whistle:

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 12:54 PM

Sorry to bump this, but are the developers aware that TAB goes to the search box, and is this being worked on?

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:23 AM

Sorry to bump this, but are the developers aware that TAB goes to the search box, and is this being worked on?

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They know. I made sure they know. :)
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